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Status Needs more information
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 8, 2023

(Automatic) Test generation from COBOL code

e.g. generation of test cases out of COBOL code for full reliability

Needed By Quarter
  • Guest
    Feb 20, 2024

    One challenge when migrating COBOL to Java, is the lack of test cases for COBOL.

    Therefore, it is often not sufficient to write (or generate in the future with WCA4z) test cases for Java. One also needs those test cases for COBOL to ensure that they were actually fulfilled by the original code [Remark: raising something as a bug in the migrated code that also existed in the original code, is a common problem]